K'taka training arm has groomed 73,316 people

Gearing up for its 13th mega job fair, scheduled on January 16 & 17 in Bidar, Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation (KVTSDC) is keen not only to increase its partnerships with training partners but also employment partners.

In its previous 12 mega job fairs held across cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Dharwad etc., KVSTC has helped 45,173 people attain jobs directly, while 5,183 of them received offers after training; another 3,093 got jobs via 30 district-level mini job fairs, and a total of 23,792 got enployed after training. KVTSDC Executive Director Vishnukanth S Chatpalli said “there is a three-tier process involved in any candidate getting a job at these fairs —— assessment, training and certification —— thereby, those who do not have the required skill set will go in for training before getting the job.”

Of the jobs provided, services sector constitutes the highest representing 35 per cent of the employed, followed by IT (14 per cent), security (12 per cent), production & manufacturing (8 per cent), garments (7 per cent), BPO (4 per cent), retail & hospitality (3 per cent each), automobile and banking (1 per cent each), while all the other sectors represent 12 per cent. Working with Rs 100 crore budget, the corporation has around 20 training partners, like L&T, NIIT, RIIIT, HCL, TeamLease, Adecco, Satyam Foundation, Koushalya Shale, Ants & Partners et al. And about 17 employment partners, like Spencers, HDFC, Food World, Aviva Insurance, IDBI et al.

Meanwhile, Chatpalli said KVTSDC has taken up a pilot project (October 9) of setting up e-labs in 10 social welfare hostels in association with NIIT. “We identified seven districts, namely Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Badravathi, Bidar, Hubli and Dharwad, where we’ve set up these labs through NIIT for students to access and learn basics in computers,” adding that the social welfare hostels & NIIT will provide the respective infrastructure and KVTSDC will provide for training cost.

He said that the corporation intends to take this across the State and that a survey is already being conducted. Similarly, in a tie-up with Rural Development Panchayat Raj, KVTSDC has trained 223 people from garments sectors and the second batch comprising 240 are enrolled now.  Further, it has tie-ups with three engineering colleges — MSRIT, JSS & CIT — wherein, students are trained in turner, machinery, gems and jewellery cutting. The corporation plans to rope in more firms like AIMS, Educomp, Arya Academy, Synergy Career et al.

Likewise, it is also keen on tie-ups with foreign firms. Chatpalli said a meeting was held with the NRI committee in Delhi recently in this regard.

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